I recently (September) bought a TB X Andalusian gelding, 15 years old named Corey. Apparently he was an eventer before I got him, but recently I tried to jump him and he is EXTREMELY strong and rushes the jumps. I don't want to use a double bridle on him as I've never used one before, but my normal bit are not doing their job. I've tried:-
*Eggbutt jointed snaffle
*Western curb (which he hated)
*Dee-ring copper roller snaffle
In the eggbutt, its like riding him in a halter. In the ring bit, he is a little better but opens his mouth, the western curb made him tuck his head in as if he were doing rollkur and if I put pressure on the reins he stopped and jogged and threw his head. The Dee snaffle was a bit better but he reefed and he throws his head with the gag.
I need help as he has good form over jumps when he gets over the jump and he's very bold